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Community members and City staff discuss issues during emphasis walk in the Fremont neighborhood

Message from Andrés Mantilla, Director

Mayor Durkan recently launched a pre-summer emphasis program in seven neighborhoods to improve public safety and address community maintenance needs. Directors from numerous City departments joined business and community members for business area walks in May to identify ongoing issues. To address these issues, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and City departments are deploying additional resources and taking immediate steps to enhance SPD response and address small-scale maintenance needs, like replacing streetlights, trimming trees, removing graffiti, and removing illegally dumped debris.

I want to share with you updates on what has taken place since the walks occurred. A report was developed about each walk. These reports include an “issue tracker” compiled from comments gathered from walk participants detailing issues raised and reviewed along with the current status of each issue.  The reports also share resource tips and links to City services, so anyone can access available services to help keep your neighborhood safe, clean, and vibrant. There will be another update as longer-term issues are addressed.

Community Walk Update Reports

These pre-summer emphasis walks are just one strategy to advance livability and public safety in our city through data-driven, proactive strategies and listening to community. You’ll hear more about additional programs to partner with communities to make them cleaner, safer, and more vibrant.